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July 2015


From The Eponymous Pickle

P&G Supply Chain Redesign

P&G Supply Chain Redesign

I posted a link to  this once before.  I had to review this for some work, worth another examination. Overstatement of the implications?Does P&G Need Retailers Anymore?The Real Meaning of P&G’s Supply Chain Overhaul Procter &


From The Eponymous Pickle

Shift from TV to Digital Video

Shift from TV to Digital Video

From Google:   An interview with creatives,  How fast is this moving today?" .. Great YouTube ads are born from great creative ideas. But how does the shift to digital video change the creative process? Google's head of agency


From The Eponymous Pickle

Process Improvement and Building IKEA Furniture

Process Improvement and Building IKEA Furniture

In the APQC blog:   What building IKEA furniture can teach you about process improvement.  by Jess Scheer.   Good points.  Respect and evolve the process!


From insideHPC

Compute Canada to Renew National Research Computing Infrastructure

Compute Canada to Renew National Research Computing Infrastructure

Today Compute Canada announced funding to renew and consolidate the Canadian national platform for advanced research computing. Compute Canada and its regional partners ACENET, Calcul Quebec, Compute Ontario, and WestGrid will


From Computer Science Teachers Association

What do students think about coding?

What do students think about coding?

What does assessment look like in a K-8 Computer Science program? Computer science teachers like myself use various methods to determine learning amongst their students, examples include:  a debug activity, some version of ‘get


From insideHPC

BSC and CEA to Collaborate on HPC Innovation

BSC and CEA to Collaborate on HPC Innovation

Today the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) announced plans to collaborate on HPC research and technology innovation. Both organizations have signed an agreement


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI)

Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI)

President Obama has issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), which is an effort to create a cohesive, multi-agency strategic vision, and Federal investment strategy in high-performance


From insideHPC

Nested Parallelism

Nested Parallelism

The benefits of nested parallelism on highly threaded applications can be determined and quantified. With the number of cores in both the host CPU (Intel Xeon) and the coprocessor (Intel Xeon Phi) continues to increase, much


From insideHPC

Video: Argonne Presents HPC Plans at ISC 2015

Video: Argonne Presents HPC Plans at ISC 2015

"In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $200 million supercomputing investment coming to Argonne National Laboratory. As the third of three Coral supercomputer procurements, the deal will comprise an 8.5 Petaflop


From The Eponymous Pickle

Walmart Robot Picks Groceries

Walmart Robot Picks Groceries

In CityWire: Wal-Mart offers a peek at robot grocery pickers and other innovations ... " 


From The Eponymous Pickle

Changes in Consumer Goods Players

Changes in Consumer Goods Players

In Bain: The rapidly changing order of consumer goods leadersWhile it may seem as though the same familiar players always dominate the consumer goods industry, our interactive graphic shows that the top players by market cap


From The Eponymous Pickle

Service Innovation for the Interconnected World

Service Innovation for the Interconnected World

Presenter for the ISSIP Service Innovation Weekly Speaker Series is Timothy Chou, Author and Lecturer in Cloud Computing at Stanford University. Title of his presentation is Service Innovation for our Interconnected World.  Slides


From Schneier on Security

The NSA, Metadata, and the Failure of Stopping 9/11

The NSA, Metadata, and the Failure of Stopping 9/11

It's common wisdom that the NSA was unable to intercept phone calls from Khalid al-Mihdhar in San Diego to Bin Ladin in Yemen because of legal restrictions. This has been used to justify the NSA's massive phone metadata collection


From insideHPC

Should Users Reset Performance Expectations for Exascale?

Should Users Reset Performance Expectations for Exascale?

"Exascale computers are going to deliver only one or two per cent of their theoretical peak performance when they run real applications; and both the people paying for, and the people using, such machines need to have realistic


From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Musings on Blogging

Musings on Blogging

Attending several conferences this summer I have talked to any number of people about this blog. Several people told me how much they appreciated the blog which made me feel very good. One person told me I blogged faster than


From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Putting Student Programmers To Work

Putting Student Programmers To Work

I love CS Teaching Tips. I follow them on Twitter and Facebook as well as visiting the web site from time to time. Full list of links at the bottom of this post. Anyway, not long ago they retweeted someone’s suggestion of having


From insideHPC

Obama Establishes National Strategic Computing Initiative

Obama Establishes National Strategic Computing Initiative

Today President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) to ensure the United States continues leading high performance computing over the coming decades.

The post ObamainsideHPC


From Computer Science Teachers Association

CSTA Professional Development Committee

CSTA Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee’s purpose is to improve teaching and learning in the computing disciplines by identifying the ongoing professional development needs of members; by developing, facilitating, and overseeing


From The Eponymous Pickle

The Service Innovation Triangle

The Service Innovation Triangle

This week’s presenters for the ISSIP Service Innovation Weekly Speaker Series is  Drs. Peder Inge Furseth (Norwegian Business School ) and Richard Cuthberts (University of Oxford). Title of their presentation is Innovation in


From insideHPC

Intel’s Raj Hazra on the Convergence of HPC & Big Data at ISC 2015

Intel’s Raj Hazra on the Convergence of HPC & Big Data at ISC 2015

In this video from ISC 2015, Intel's Raj Hazra explores how new innovations and Intel’s Scalable System Framework approach can maximize the potential in the new HPC era. Raj also shares details of upcoming Intel technologies,


From insideHPC

Video: CSCS Focuses on Sustainability at ISC 2015

Video: CSCS Focuses on Sustainability at ISC 2015

In this video from ISC 2015, Michele De Lorenzi sits down with Rich Brueckner from insideHPC to discuss the latest updates from the conference and how the CSCS booth is constructed to reflect Switzerland's focus on sustainability


From Schneier on Security

Fugitive Located by Spotify

Fugitive Located by Spotify

The latest in identification by data: Webber said a tipster had spotted recent activity from Nunn on the Spotify streaming service and alerted law enforcement. He scoured the Internet for other evidence of Nunn and Barr's movements


From insideHPC

Radio Free HPC Looks at 3D XPoint Non-Volatile Memory

Radio Free HPC Looks at 3D XPoint Non-Volatile Memory

In this video, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the newly announced 3D XPoint technology from Intel and Micron. "3D XPoint ushers in a new class of non-volatile memory that significantly reduces latencies, allowing much more


From The Eponymous Pickle

SAP Pitches Strongly to C Level execs

SAP Pitches Strongly to C Level execs

In AdAge: Wasn't this always SAP's approach?  The specifics of a digital magazine, with strong content advertising follow up, appears to be new.  " ... SAP Launches Digital Magazine to Reach C-Level Execs  ... Digitalist Is Part


From The Eponymous Pickle

Sighthound Computer Vision

Sighthound Computer Vision

Powered by Computer VisionSighthound uses computer vision technology to distinguish between people and objects. By using advanced algorithms, Sighthound is able to analyze video streams to detect, track, and recognize peopleComputer


From insideHPC

SGI UV 300H 20-Socket Appliance Now SAP HANA Certified

SGI UV 300H 20-Socket Appliance Now SAP HANA Certified

Today SGI announced that its SGI UV 300H is now SAP-certified to run the SAP HANA platform in controlled availability at 20-sockets— delivering up to 15 terabytes (TB) of in-memory computing capacity in a single node.

The post


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative Request for Applications

NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative Request for Applications

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge initiative (BD2K) has announced the release of an Request for Applications (RFA) for software and methods development in biomedical big data science: “Big Data to


From insideHPC

TACC Puts Chameleon Cloud Testbed into Production

TACC Puts Chameleon Cloud Testbed into Production

Today the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) announced that its new Chameleon testbed is in full production for researchers across the country. Designed to help investigate and develop the promising future of cloud-based


From insideHPC

HPC Market Update from IDC

HPC Market Update from IDC

In this video from ISC 2015, Earl Joseph and Bob Sorensen from IDC provide an HPC Market Update. Additional topics include: the HPC Market in Europe, HPDA Update: Where Big Data Meets HPC, and and IDC ROI Research Update.

The


From The Eponymous Pickle

P&G's Next CEO

P&G's Next CEO

In Adage:What You Should Know About P&G's Next CEO, David TaylorDavid Taylor, an electrical engineer by training who spent twice as long in manufacturing as marketing, will take the reins on Nov. 1.  ... He Was Plant Manager

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